We invite you to the exhibition organized in cooperation with design factory.
Finnish Glass Art 2005-2010 is a travelling exhibition of the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki in Southern Finland. The museum focuses especially on documentation of development of glass industry and design in Finland. The first exhibition of this kind was held in 1986, since that the museum represents a set of regular exhibitions every five years. The current selection is the sixth in order, and includes art and decorative art, but also products for everyday use or work with recycled materials. There were 150 artists selected by curator Uta Lauren for a travelling exhibition of 62 designers and artists. The exhibition features nearly 200 diverse works, which were handmade in a workshop or series of glass industry in Finland and abroad (e.g. one of the largest glassworks in the world in Pasabahce - Turkey).
Finnish glass design is known worldwide especially since the second half of the 20th century thanks to designers such as Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio Wirkkala and others whose products are sold worldwide. Aalto Vase (Savoy) from Alvar Aalto from 1936 is still a design icon and globally is the best selling Finnish glass product.
We thank companies YIT and Alfaram for support.
The exhibition is open from 22 June to 27 July, from Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00, at design factory on Bottova 2 in Bratislava. The admission is free.